Honda prototypes three-wheeled HEV: According to an emerged patent, Honda is currently working on a hybrid electric trike. If this motorcycle with two wheels in the front will ever go serial remains to be seen, esp. as the patent emphasises motor cooling. Talking about hybrid motorcycles – we have to admit that BMW got us good and fooled us this April. Yesterday’s “news” of a hybrid BMW Enduro due for mass production was nothing but a joke. We apologise for what must have been too much wishful thinking from our side.
rideapart.com (Honda), press.bmwgroup.com (fake news BMW)
Job campaign for Gigafactory: Tesla partner Panasonic is to hold a job fair in Reno today as it wants to recruit 2,000 new employees for battery production in their Gigafactory this year. So far, 1,000 workers are employed in Panasonic’s plant in Nevada. Until 2020 both partners want to reach a production capacity of 150 GWh – achieved by up to 10,000 helping hands.
Delta focuses on wireless charging: Delta is currently impressing the expert audience of the ProMat in Chicago with its wireless charging systems for industrial EV. It can be applied to a wide range of vehicles from forklifts to AGVs with up to 30 kW.
Promising patents: Countless new patents present the dynamic pace of the EV branch and Inside EVs picked a few favourites like the DC fast charging system of Ludic Motors. A particularly creative solution is from Hon Hai alias Foxconn, which aims to put an end to ICEing.
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